Billy "B" Cartee | Co-Founder | IG @billyyythekidd
Oh hey didn’t see you there. My name is Billy Cartee, I’m one of the founders of The Archr. I am an Arizona native and 27 years old. The Archr is intended to give you some personal insight into me and one of my closest buddy’s world. We are just two average guys looking for the meaning of life and the experiences we have a long the way.
Fall of 2009, I attended Arizona State University. I have two Bachelor’s of Science degrees, one in Economics and one in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry. Currently, I am a Financial Associate at a local financial tech institution. Like most millennials I have worked in various industries trying to find my calling. I hold a USAW (Olympic Lifting Certification) and have worked for many Strength and Conditioning boxes around the valley. As you get to learn more about me you will have a better understanding on what makes me tick.
I do most of the photography for The Archr—I get my inspiration from the outdoors, adventuring and subtle moments that really make you appreciate life. I have a Black Lab/Border Collie mix named Brody, who you will certainly see more of. I am on a competitive road cycling team as well as enjoy most genres of cycling. I’m a bicycle nut. My many interests include rock climbing, fitness, well being, a consistent curiosity of life and coffee, lots of coffee. Stay tuned, we are up to big things!
Stefan "Effen" Markovich | Co-Founder | IG @effenstefan
Howdy! Thanks for visiting The Archr. I am Stefan Markovich, a little bit about me. I was born in Chicago, IL, I am a first generation American in my family. I also spent some of my life living in Serbia where much of my family still resides today. I moved out to Arizona in summer of 2005 and fell in love with the desert sun immediately.
I attended Arizona State University where I got my bachelors degree after 7 grueling years. These were very formative years for me as I fought myself not to mold into a prototypical member of society but to truly provide value to the people I surround myself with. It is an on-going development to positively impact people and something I am passionate about. I have held positions at various jobs in various sectors stumbling along some fantastic people along the way. Most recently I hold a position in sales at a financial technology institution. I am also looking for ways to involve myself more with sport, either by way of management, coaching, or recruiting.
I am big on playing sports and being active, my favorite sport being soccer. It is a great avenue of expression and creative freedom for me while also challenging and puzzling at times too! This is something I seek in various events in my life, wether it is from sports, relationships, or education. This is a big reason why my friend Billy and I started The Archr, to be able to share our experiences and lessons with people! Feel free to pop in and say hi anytime!
CAMRYN WALTON | @CAMRYN_WALTON
I recently returned to U.S. soil after backpacking throughout India and SE Asia. Along the way, I became even more passionate about yoga, reiki, sustainability, cultures that are vastly different from ours & the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds. I now reside in Denver, CO, where my week days are spent as a digital marketing freelancer, and my weekends are spent in the mountains trail running, hiking, doing yoga, camping and living simply in nature.
TANNER GONZALEZ | @_TANNERGONZALES
The human version of a Swiss Army knife. A a true utility man with many talents. 🛠 ⛰ 📸 🎥Tanner brings creativity, vision, and unrivaled enthusiasm for the outdoors to the Archr team. 🙌🏼
MO KEEPERS | @MOGIKEEPS
Be. Breathe. Walk. Wander. Okay, but seriously, I love to be out on the water, clung to a giant boulder or wandering among the tree line - paddling, hiking, climbing, camping, I love it all! The outdoors is where I come alive, it sets my heart and soul on fire as it clears my energy and intoxicates my entire being.
BLAKE HUMPHREY | @_BLAKEHUMPHREY
A 19-year-old sandstone pebble pulverizer from Birmingham, Al. He has only been climbing for 4 years but with constant psyche and dedication has ticked some impressive climbs and is just getting started. Blake considers himself an outdoor climber, but also competes on the collegiate circuit and other major comps. "Climbing is a lifestyle to me if I could dirt bag and just travel everyday I would, but I'm going to school to be a Mercedes Benz automotive technician right now." His favorite places to climb are Palm Springs Tramway in Ca, Horsepens 40 in Al, and Stone Fort in Tn. He plans on traveling this coming year to many new destinations to seek out the sickest lines around the country. "Climbing the hardest grade isn't everything to me it's more the process of working a climb until you finally send it."
Slider v9 (hp40)
Pookie v8 (hp40)
Alabama tiller v8 (hp40)
Blue flame v7 (Tram)
Storming the Castle vR*highball
COOPER THOMPSON | @COOPTHOMPSON
He loves to get out and get dirty, smell wild flowers and feel the wind against his mustache